ordinary devotion

"An intellectual recognition of the fact that at first we were (psychologically) absolutely dependent, and that absolutely means absolutely.  Luckily we were met by ordinary devotion." -Winnicott

"By ordinary devotion, Winnicott means ordinary devotion. 'It is a trite remark when I say that by devoted I simply mean devoted.' Winnicott is a writer for whom ordinary words are good enough." -Maggie Nelson